K-5511 #1 Crawfords State Forest

Amateur Radio, Portable, POTA

Operators WJ3H & N4MQU

N4MQU and WJ3H

This is a little gem of a park in Central Virginia off of I-64. This was my first activation of this park and was WJ3H’s first activation!  It was tough getting contacts but we eventually achieved our activation.  One tip leave your throw line attached to the antenna insulator just in case the antenna gets tangled up in the tree.  It saved the antenna. I was in my way home from Virginia and Joe WJ3H expressed an interest in learning about how POTA works.


  • MFJ-1984MP ENDFED 1/2 Wave 40-10M modified
  • MFJ Model MFJ-969 Deluxe Versa Tuner II antenna tuner
  • IC-706MKG HF/VHF/UHF All Mode Transceiver
  • Bioenno Power 12V 20Ah 240 Watt-hours Lithium Iron Phosphate Battery
  • Bioenno Power 28 Watt Foldable Solar Panel
  • Bioenno Power 12V/24V 30A Solar Charge Control

15 contacts

1 CW

14 SSB

40 meters



1 Canada

1 PA

20 meters

1 MI

1 TX

1 NH

1 GA

1 ME

1 MI

1 MO

1 LA

1 GA

2 IL K-4123